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Financial Controller (from Real Estate) 407 views

Overall accountability of Finance & Accounts function with specific focus on business strategy, investment plans, developing portfolio strategy, setting operational financial direction, reviewing and evaluating operating mechanisms, etc.


  • Providing leadership to Finance & Controlling and IT function.
  • Providing a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help making financial decisions, as well as coordinating intercompany financial activities.
  • Provide the Group with all financial requirements on a timely and accurate basis
  • Responsible for making strategic decisions, investment plans, financial planning/budgeting/ reporting, developing financial aspects of 3 year Annual Operating Plan (AOP), capital expenditure plan and cost control including P & L and cost centers responsibility.
  • Analyzing Balance Sheet, P & L accounts, and cost centers.
  • Keeping all relevant records, archives, and legal documents in a proper manner
  • Prepare timely monthly MIS reports with sound analyses and variance explanations, and send it to the Group timely.
  • Prepare annual accounts and ensure timely finalization of audits.
  • Manage the working capital with the clear mandate to improve stock management and reduce stock levels,  reduce Accounts Receivables & reduce finance costs.
  • Manage all company taxes and ensure compliance
  • Responsible for Business Intelligence (BI) by integrating cross-functional business activities and transactions thru’ IT solutions. Designing IT strategies and infrastructure/services plan.
  • Forecasting the funding requirements, assess its impact on the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow, monitoring bank overdrafts limits, and proper cash and treasury management.
  • Prepare complete and meaningful presentations for various funds requirements.
  • Financial planning of new projects (Capex, acquisitions, new products, expansion, etc).
  • Reviewing and analyzing Internal Audit observations and deciding corrective actions on it.
  • Setting and monitoring Finance & Controlling and IT functions goal and objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • In coordination with the Internal Audit Manager, enhancing and monitoring the Internal Audit policies and procedures.
  • Coordinating internal and external audits.
  • In coordination with Group Treasury, monitoring currency exposure and the currency risks.
  • Monitoring financial statutory requirements and compliances, etc.
  • Monitoring legal cases pertaining to Finance & Accounts function (such as doubtful debts).
  • Control and ensure appropriate operational costs and overheads.
  • Participating actively in management meetings and discussion on business strategy.
  • Understanding Company’s new and modified business avenues, modal, strategy, etc.,  and aligning Finance & Controlling and IT functions with them.
  • Organizational development thru’ leadership development plans, succession planning, etc for critical positions in the department.
  • Developing, training Finance & Controlling staff.
  • Implementation and maintenance of quality systems and continuous improvement methodologies with specific focus on growth, cost reduction and process improvements.

Desired Skills 

Chartered Accountant with 8 – 10 years functional experience of which 5 years as FC with a Real Estate Company

  • International experience and Africa a plus
  • Good experience of working in an ERP environment like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics system
  • Relevant Functional Skills & Expertise
  • Computer literacy with good IT skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills. Resource & People Management.
  • Strategic Thinking & Decision Making.
  • Strong Analytical Skills.
  • Excellent Communication & Presentation Skills.
  • Financial modeling (i.e. discounted cash flow).
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